22 Burst results for "Octavia E Butler"

"octavia e butler" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

01:59 min | 9 months ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on Throughline

"And also i was a strange kid who learned to Stay by herself and make things up. Get along better with people. now Often for octavia e. butler was a loner. She had a really interesting solitary existence. As an only child. She spent a lotta time alone. She was super super shy very introverted. She was tall. She was awkward. She was quiet and she was very very poor. Her mom would have to decide. Like what kind of shoe. She would buy her child like she one time. I think bought her church shoes and she'd have to church us all the time so she was. I think kind of traumatized by that poverty. My name is jason. I'm the founder. And director of the octavia butler legacy network. I teach ethnic studies at cal. Poly pomona and i live in southern california. And i am an expert in octavia e butler's life and i worked to try to highlight those who are upholding. Her legacy octavia butler was also from southern california. She was born in pasadena. In nineteen forty seven her own family migrated from louisiana to california in nineteen thirty. These were people who survived the depression. Who went hungry. Because of the depression who has louisiana and came to california and live on very little because of the depression. Her father passed away when she was a toddler. Her mother.

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on PODSHIP EARTH

PODSHIP EARTH

04:27 min | 10 months ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on PODSHIP EARTH

"In one thousand. Nine hundred ninety three octavia e butler wrote parable of the soa. A science fiction novel about a california ravaged by climate change and social dislocation in the future. Twenty twenty four this chillingly present story centers. Around the journey of a fifteen year old african american girl named lauren aulia alameda who is forced to flee. How wold la neighborhood walks. The highways north and ends up establishing a religious community and femme in mendocino called acorn based on her belief system called a seed. Here's a clip from the book. Parable of the seva where the character. Lauren meena is describing. The book is beautifully narrated by lynne. Thigpen all that you touch you change all that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change. God is change last year. I chose these lines to be the first page of the first book of earth. Seed the books of the living these lines. Say everything everything. Embrace diversity unite or be divided robbed ruled killed by those who see you as prey embrace diversity or be destroyed earth seed the books of the living create no images of god except the images that god has provided they are everywhere in everything. God is change seed to tree tree to forest rain to river river to see grubs to bs. These to swarm from one many from many one forever uniting growing dissolving forever changing the universe is god's self portrait earth seed the books of the living. Benny serious money we make here. We'll come from the land. Food is go these days. We can grow food here. We have guns to protect ourselves so we can sell crops in nearby towns or on the highway if we survive long enough to grow anything to sell more modern. If there's enough water if the bugs don't eat our crops if no one burns us out the way they did those people over the hill if if if ally side it's if if anywhere you go. This.

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How Octavia Butler Used Science Fiction to Address Social Injustice

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:18 min | 11 months ago

How Octavia Butler Used Science Fiction to Address Social Injustice

"For some science. Fiction is way to escape problems. In the real world for octavia via science. Fiction was away to shine a light on those problems. She used other worlds to examine real human experiences and address issues facing humanity. Her works touch on the environment race. Theory black feminism queer theory and disability studies. She was a pioneer in the development of africa. Future azam octavia had a powerful certainty and drive in her writing career evidenced in the archives of her work at the huntington library she wrote. I shall be bestselling writer. And i will find the way to do this. So be it. See to it. She was right octavia won many awards including the nineteen eighty four hugo award for best short story and hugo award for best novel. Let in nineteen ninety-five. She received a genius grant from the macarthur foundation. Becoming the first science fiction writer to do so with this grant. She was able to buy a house for her mother and herself. In two thousand five octavia was awarded a place in chicago state. University's international black writers hall of fame by that point. Her books had been translated into at least ten languages selling more than one million copies a year later. In two thousand six octavia died after taking a fall in her washington home. She was fifty eight years old. Since her death octavia butler's writing has become even more popular. Her work is featured on college campuses and there are plans for some of her stories to be adapted for film and television one of her books parable of the sower feels particularly prescient. Set in the twenty twenties. Parable of the sower is based in a world that's largely collapsed due to climate change class inequality in corporate greed. In her work octavia exposed flaws of this world by creating others her uncanny ability to see understand and reveal deep-seated problems continues to inspire and provoke readers today

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on MTR Podcasts

MTR Podcasts

05:47 min | 11 months ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on MTR Podcasts

"So let's let's shifted a little bit. So i want to go with us on. I read that you're hardcore trek. And most of your philosophy on life comes from the john luc picard monologue s and you provide me an example so i think i need to be my bio is definitely john picard. But also my spiritual guide octavia e butler. Fill like the of them together. Really inform outlook right in the being about both of them. Is they have through cars. Close speeches Octavia butler just her library For us to confront would it is to be humid in. What does it mean to be human in relation to everything else so like gianluca card has gone to bed thousand times for data who is an injury and a lot of the arguments he makes. He's making them in realizing it himself. He's realizing his own fees at the same time he's a diplomat out learned like diplomacy from him because again. I don't have grace. That don't have a whole lot of diplomacy very hard for me to like figure out houses they would. I'm thinking without being rude but he's he's good at that he i mean are you. Do you know star trek. Am i okay. He's gonna talk is if everybody who listens to your podcast knows what i'm talking about. I would hope they know he's relationship with you. Hugh is like humans are disgusting. Primitive savages in regard house has to in the first episode of next gen where he the humanities entrepreneurial yes he has to be like no. We were trash. But we're trying. We're we're saving space but stepping bag. It's interesting bet that notion like maybe this release. Have you seen the movie. No okay so so. There has hasas element in it. Like i read fi novels and things like e books ago. Readjust listen but still capture that story. What have you and at times. They have this thing called the flesh fair in it. And basically androids are being destroyed like entertain them so they in this whole human elements like okay. You look like a person you're being ripped apart like this is wrong and house. I in watching it. I was like half. You'll something here for these androids enough..

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

01:42 min | 11 months ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on This Day in History Class

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

05:59 min | 11 months ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on This Day in History Class

"This week is about galileo and the galileo affair. You can get it wherever you get your podcast. If there any upcoming days in history that you really like me to cover on the show give us a shout on social media at t d. I h c podcast. Thanks again for listening. And we'll see you tomorrow. I love for my home. To smell. Good instances oils open windows to let the fresh air in. That's me all day but there are a lot of questionable smells that can intrude on those lovely sense especially when it comes to fabrics. I love a comfortable athletic shirt for hiking and exercising in. But they do trap in all of the odor that comes along with that sway into like for close to have a life. So i need something that can get rid of all of those tough stains and smells. While making sure that the fabrics aren't harmed in the process oxy clean odor. Blasters is great at getting the sweat and body odor out of clothes so that they can look good as new and smell even better oxy clean odor. 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You'll find his favorite things only at kohl's and look if if the fathers in your life always on the move. Coles has all of the top active where brands to like nike under armour and adidas. This is the only place to shop for father's day so shop now at kohls dot com. It's the perfect way to thank all of the fathers in your life. Hey all i'm and welcome to this history class podcast that brings you a little bit of history every day. The day was june twenty second. Nineteen forty seven. Science fiction author octavia e butler was born in pasadena. California butler addressed themes of gender sexuality and race. Through her speculative fiction over the course of her writing career. She received several awards. Including the hugo and nebula awards. Butler's mother was a domestic worker in growing up but recognized racism and economic inequity that affected her family by the time she was ten. She was already writing her own stories and she was interested in science fiction and magazines and stories as a young adult but later pursuit pass besides writing and work temporary jobs but she wrote when she wasn't working through the open door program at the writers guild butler was able to attend a class taught by science fiction author. Harlan ellison and cursed her to pursue writing further by attending the clarion science fiction writers workshop in pennsylvania though had offered to publish one of her stories in an anthology that anthology was never published. When she left clarion she began working. On the novels that became part of the patterns series the first book in this series published by doubleday in nineteen seventy six was patterned master. In the book. Telepathic people known as pattern are dominant over mute. Spor non telepathic humans as well as a mutated. Humans called clark's the next two books in this series minded my mind survivor or published nineteen seventy seven and nineteen seventy eight. The books sold will but she took a break from the series to right kindred in the novel a black woman named dana travels back in time to slavery era maryland there she meets a white ancestor whom she has to repeatedly rescue to make sure that he survives butler had trouble placing the book with the publisher because it didn't fit neatly into the science fiction category but in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine doubleday published kindred fiction. The book was received well when it was published. It became a text that students read in high schools across the us after kindred butler continued to publish books in the pattern master series including wild seed and clay's ark. Many of her characters were black women and she explored themes like control and post colonialism in dystopia and settings in nineteen eighty four. She went to hugo award for the short story. Speech sounds and blood child. When the nebula hugo and locus awards butler worked on zeno genesis trilogy and the late nineteen eighty s in the nineteen ninety s. She published parable of the sower and parable of the talents. Which followed the protagonist. Lauren amina as she escapes a walled community in fouls a new way. Butler wants said quote. I don't write utopia science fiction. Because i don't believe that imperfect humans can form a perfect society fledgling a science fiction vampire novel published in two thousand and five was butler's last publication. She died of a stroke in two thousand six. I'm used jeffcoat and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday. And if you have any comments or suggestions you can send them to us at this day. At iheartmedia dot com. You can also hit us up on social media. We're at t d. I h c. Podcast thanks again.

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

07:14 min | 11 months ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on This Day in History Class

"Good afternoon would you like to try free. Sample of our double fudge brownie. Oh sure ooh that's very good. I'll just take one more just to be sure yup still very good. Some things never change like never being able to take just one free sample and gyco saving folks. Lots of money on their car insurance Macadamia nut i taste you. Take one more sir. I thought so fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more time for defense organizations to harness the power of the cloud is now discover how you can leverage. Milk cloud two point. Oh and to advance your mission at part three of gd. It emerge twenty twenty one tune in virtually on june twenty third to explore. How cloud enables mission partners to modernize it platforms and integrate new technologies anytime anywhere here from top leaders in government and industry to discover how dod enterprise clouds such as milk loud two point oh and dios can drive speed of acquisition collaboration and choice registered today at gd dot com slash emerge. Hello everyone it's eaves checking in here to let you know that you're going to be hearing two different events in history in this episode. They're both good. If i do say so myself on with the show. Welcome to this day in history class where we bring you a new tidbit from history. Every day the day it was june. Twenty second sixteen thirty three. The roman inquisition sentenced astronomer galileo galilei to imprisonment and penance for supporting the idea that the sun was the center of the universe and revived around it. He was deemed quote vehemently suspect of heresy and his book. Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems was banned galileo's support of heliocentric them and the galileo affair as galileo's controversy with the catholic church is known have become parts of his story that are as important as his scientific contributions in the sixteenth and seventeenth century when galileo was alive. Most people believe that the earth was at the center of the universe in heavenly bodies revolved around it. A model known as do centrism that included the catholic church which maintained that. The earth was static. Not just out of fanatical faith but because he centrism seemed absurd. Based on scientific consensus and contrary to its ideas of hierarchy in the cosmos among other reasons misconceptions about the church's reasoning for sticking to centrism aside galileo promoted astronomer mathematician nicolaus copernicus heliocentric theory galileo's telescopic observations and writings supported the idea that the son was at the center of the universe in sixteen sixteen. The holy office appointed a board of theologians called qualifiers to evaluate the idea that the sun is at the center of the universe and the earth is not at the center of the universe and has a diagonal motion. It concluded that the proposition of the sign of being at the center of the universe absurd in false in philosophy and formally heretical since it was against scripture and common doctrine the holy office also said that the motion of the earth was quote at least erroneous in faith. Carnot roburt beller meena the church's chief theologian advised that galileo treat helius interest as hypothetical rather than treating it as a real phenomenon and galileo was ordered not to hold defend ortiz heliocentric but in sixteen thirty to galileo publish the book dialogue concerning the two chief world systems. The book pits the copernican system against the ptolemaic system framed as discussions among three characters the ptolemaic system holes that earth is the stationary center of the universe. The character who ptolemaic us simply show is repeated at least shut down by the other two for his support of gio centrism as the characters. Two strong arguments in favor of the kernigan view. Pope urban eighth sent the book to a special committee for examination. It was determined that the book defended heliocentric and so galileo was suspected of holding the prohibited doctrine. Galileo loosely admitted his fault but said that he did not intend to support helius interest in april of sixteen thirty three. He said i freely confess that a reader not knowing my mind might understand the arguments as supporting the false side which i intend to refute galileo's trial on may tenth sixteen thirty three did not last long he appeared before commissary vincenzo michael llano who gave him eight days to prepare to present his defenses but he declined the opportunity. On june twenty-first galileo was forced to confess beliefs under threat of torture but galileo was not actually tortured as was typical for people who are older and ill at first he considered the ptolemaic and copernican systems equally possible but now he believed in the ptolemaic system and on june twenty second inquisition declared that galileo had defended the condemned opinion of heliocentric them by presenting it as probable dialogue. The roman inquisition was an agency. The catholic church developed to control religious doctrine and practice. The inquisitors mentioned how galileo had failed to bring up his precepts not to hold defend. Rtt leo centrism. When his book and they noted how he confessed that readers could draw the conclusion that heliocentric was probable for meeting his book. They found him vehemently suspect heresy as he was suspect of having held and believed the false doctrine which is contrary to scripture that the sun was static and at the center of the universe while the earth orbit around it. Dialogue was banned. Galileo was sentenced to be imprisoned in the holy office for an indeterminate time and he was ordered to stay the penitential psalms. Once a week for three years he was also required to abjure curse and detest the error in heresy of heliocentric. Them he said the following in part in his app duration. I swear that. I have always believed i believe now. And with god's help will in the future believe all which the holy catholic in oppa stolac church dot hold preach and teach. He admitted his error and swore not to hold defend heliocentric them the next day he was mood for the prisons office to palace of the grand duke. Galileo date on house arrest in a villa nurturance for the rest of his life. He continued to experiment right and work with a student until his death in sixteen forty two. I'm eve jeffco and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday. But if you want to learn more about. Galileo are episode.

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How To Bend Reality with adrienne maree brown

Black History Year

02:49 min | 1 year ago

How To Bend Reality with adrienne maree brown

"What does black liberation look like to you and out is your work. Contribute to that. One of the books. That i i wrote on the came out. Two years ago now is called pleasure activism and i bring that in because my vision of black liberation has shifted over the years. It used to just be like. I just want to be free. I want us to be free. But now i want even more than that. I want us to be able to really touch into our joy and our sense of belonging and our sense of connection and safety without having to look over our shoulders without having to wonder if anyone can see us at. The police are about to stop us. Harm us I really want that level of a black resilience to be something we're not holding against the hardest cost to us but something that's just able to be so that's one of my big views of like what i want. Black liberation to look like and a lot of it is measured by the children in my life in the children in the world. I want children to be able to look at adults. See liberated and joyful black adults around them who compared the while and love them while and caretake for them while because we're not under duress of trying to survive system is constantly trying to kill us and my work on that you know. I wrote pleasure activism. I've studied dodgy. Lord i studied octavia butler Concentrating trying to write an invite people into conversations where we talk about. What's the future we actually want in not. Just what's the best. We can negotiate from people who have consistently oppressed us But what do we actually want for our people. What is our vision. What is the vision for black people. In african diaspora people the predates our trauma in that will take us beyond our trauma. What is after a few tourism as it was originally articulated. The idea after future like black people thinking about projecting themselves into writing ourselves into the future and it was actually named by scholar. Who was not black. Mark dairy Was looking at the pattern. That was emerging of this particular kind of writing from a bunch of black authors in the time and i wanna name netti a core for who is a nigerian american science fiction writer and she talks about african futures that there's also other ways other places to look at the future that are not rooted in the us experiment which i always find comforting to just remember that. There's so many people who share lineage had different experiences and what we're trying to write as a future that's broad enough for all of us but that's the basics of effort futures. You know when. I talk about africa futures. I mean is there are black people in the future and we are self determining what that means like how we will occupy the future in a way. That is powerful for us.

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on Space Nuts | Astronomy, Space and Science News

Space Nuts | Astronomy, Space and Science News

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on Space Nuts | Astronomy, Space and Science News

"I am so thrilled. So thrilled about that. Him we've got some audience questions from hugh in texas and luke in the netherlands which will get to a little bit lighter. And they're good questions too but they generally always we. We don't often get a dud. But if we do we probably wouldn't use it so if we haven't used your question it was a dot now. That's not true. That's not true. But let's talk about perseverance. Fred wears it up. I actually saw the other day that were trying to map out a journey for it and they come up with two paths safe but the other one was more likely to give the results they were looking for now trying to choose which way to go option to better data probably much more dangerous so i don't know which way we went they have. They started moving. I don't know the answer to that. But i do know yourself started moving cooks. They've put six point five meters on. Its odometer worked there now half the price and so what they did was they rolled forwards full beta four maters then one hundred and fifty degree turn on this pictures that show you the fact that within the wheels the turn because with a six wheeled rover each independently controlled you. Can you can just turn on the spot. So they turned hundred and fifty degrees and then drove backwards to two and a half meters. So it's now got six and a half meters on the clock exactly as you said it will be worth the price. But if they drove backwards rewind the odometer. I suspect that doesn't work. In positive cases probably a lot of its travel will be back backward. In fact i remember. I think it was opportunity outta damage wheel and for a long long time many years it could only go backwards to drag the wheel. That were stuck one other bit of news is that's my interest you know. But they've nasa has announced the the name of the landing site because these when you land rover you name the side. And it is called the octavia e butler landing and octavia e. Butler apparently was an award. Winning american science fiction writer who died in two thousand and six very young. He was only fifty eight so about thanking on. She was only fifty. I do beg your pardon. Sorry i should have recognized up with within a on the end. Yes she was an award-winning american sons. Fiction as as i said she died in two thousand and six never read any other stuff. I don't know whether you have a can't say i have. The name is familiar but can cover any of her work out. There aren't that many female sepharad is around this view dots right and that seems to be a genre favored by men and and small children. But yeah yum. I'll look up some of work. I'd be interested to check it out. Check it speaking of which my lightest is half proof rid. If that makes any sense. So i do i understand all right. So perseverance is on the move. I suppose there's still a lot of systems to do and bits and bobs to deal with before it really gets underway and starts. It's epic journey around the around. The river delta. Actually we're going to get daily reports from now on and indeed we already have so no sounds good. We'll keep our listeners. Both of them up to date with what's happening with president and that trust nece haven't used that jack for walls house that one off the martian dust off it arrived moving on organic chemicals that are not that are essential that are essential to life on earth found on the surface of an asteroid..

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on Space Nuts

Space Nuts

03:34 min | 1 year ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on Space Nuts

"We don't often get a dud. But if we do we probably wouldn't use it so if we haven't used your question it was a dot now that's not true. That's not true. But let's talk about perseverance. Fred wears it up. I actually saw the other day that were trying to map out a journey for it and they come up with two paths life but the other one was more likely to give the results they were looking for now trying to choose which way to go option to better data probably much more dangerous so i don't know way went. They have. they started moving. I don't know the answer to that. But i do know yourself started moving cooks. They've put six point five meters on. Its odometer worked now half the price and so what they did. Was they rolled forwards. Full beta four maters then one hundred and fifty degree turn on this pictures that show you the fact that within the wheels the turn because with a six wheeled rover each independently controlled you. Can you can just turn on the spot. So they turned hundred and fifty degrees and then drove backwards to two and a half meters. So it's now got six and a half meters on the clock exactly as you said it will be worth the price. But if they drove backwards rewind the odometer. I suspect that doesn't work. In positive cases probably a lot of its travel will be back backward. In fact i remember. I think it was opportunity outta damage wheel and for a long long time many years it could only go backwards to drag the wheel. That were stuck one other bit of news is that's my interest you know. But they've nasa has announced the the name of the landing site because these when you land rover united side. And it is called the octavia e butler landing and octavia e. Butler apparently was an award. Winning american science fiction writer who died in two thousand and six very young. He was only fifty eight so about thanking on. She was only fifty. I do beg your pardon. Sorry i should have recognized up with a on the end. Yes she was an award-winning americans. Fictionally as as i said she died in two thousand and six never read any of stuff. I don't know whether you have can't say i have. The name is familiar but can cover any of her work out. There aren't that many female sepharad is around this view dots right and that seems to be a genre favored by men and and small children. But yeah yum. I'll look up some of work. I'd be interested to check it out. Check it speaking of which my lightest is half proof rid. If that makes any sense. So i do i understand all right. So perseverance is on the move. I suppose there's still a lot of systems checking to do and bits and bobs to deal with before it really gets underway and starts. It's epic journey around the around the river delta exactly we're going to get daily reports from now on and indeed we already have so no sounds good. We'll keep our listeners..

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on Space Nuts

Space Nuts

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on Space Nuts

"Talk about perseverance. Fred wears it up. I actually saw the other day that were trying to map out a journey for it and they come up with two paths life but the other one was more likely to give the results they were looking for now trying to choose which way to go option to better data probably much more dangerous so i don't know way went. They have. they started moving. I don't know the answer to that. But i do know yourself started moving cooks. They've put six point five meters on. Its odometer worked now half the price and so what they did. Was they rolled forwards. Full beta four maters then one hundred and fifty degree turn on this pictures that show you the fact that within the wheels the turn because with a six wheeled rover each independently controlled you. Can you can just turn on the spot. So they turned hundred and fifty degrees and then drove backwards to two and a half meters. So it's now got six and a half meters on the clock exactly as you said it will be worth the price. But if they drove backwards rewind the odometer. I suspect that doesn't work. In positive cases probably a lot of its travel will be back backward. In fact i remember. I think it was opportunity outta damage wheel and for a long long time many years it could only go backwards to drag the wheel. That were stuck one other bit of news is that's my interest you know. But they've nasa has announced the the name of the landing site because these when you land rover united side. And it is called the octavia e butler landing and octavia e. Butler apparently was an award. Winning american science fiction writer who died in two thousand and six very young. He was only fifty eight so about thanking on. She was only fifty. I do beg your pardon. Sorry i should have recognized up with a on the end. Yes she was an award-winning americans. Fictionally as as i said she died in two thousand and

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Perseverance rover makes tracks on Mars

Innovation Hub

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Perseverance rover makes tracks on Mars

"A short drive two weeks after touching down to seek signs of past life on Mars. As an engineer on a saree FIA shared photos with reporters during a teleconference the wheel tracks that we left on Mars. I don't think I've Never been happier to see wheel tracks that I've seen a lot of them. And this is just a huge milestone for the mission. Mission managers say. The six wheeled rover called perseverance put just over 21 ft on its odometer during a half hour test drive this week as the scientists have also announced that they've named the site where the rover touchdown. And honor of the late sign fit science fiction writer Octavia Butler. The stock market came roaring back on Friday

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Perseverance Rover Makes Tracks on Mars

Inside Europe

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Perseverance Rover Makes Tracks on Mars

"Has taken its force first, a short drive two weeks after touching down to seek signs of past life on Mars. As an engineer on a saree FIA shared photos with reporters during a teleconference. You can see the wheels fact that we left on Mars. I don't think I've Never been happier to see wheel tracks that I've seen a lot of them, and this is just a huge milestone for the mission. Mission managers say. The six wheeled rover called perseverance put just over 21 ft on its odometer during a half hour test drive this week as the scientists have also announced that they've named the site where the rover touchdown And honor of the late sign for science fiction writer Octavia Butler. The stock market came

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Something that really Helps people come together and help each other. And to see a world that includes everyone. Whatever the color of their skin artist Carol Walker said that Octavia Butler is one of her inspirations there. People who have observed that Beyonce's visual album Lemonade draws from Butler's work. What has been her impact beyond literature. Oh, incredible. And in the archive, I see this constantly. Of course, we have scholars and professors. Faculty members university there looking at her work from a very scholarly perspective, but not just from literature. They come looking for Gender and race and even medicine and science, all the kinds of things that she would research to put into her novels. People are looking at her work for those issues and how she incorporates society. And culture in her work, but it's also been used by artists. And People creating performance art music. Hopefully, in some point in the future television or film, we know that some of her works are under option and they may eventually make it to the big screen here. But we've had visual artists coming. Use the archives. And of course, those that haven't used the archive. But just Her work, and her words is enough. It was my conversation from June with Natalie Russell about the life working legacy of writer Octavia E. Butler, who died 15 years ago. Today. Natalie Russell is the assistant curator of literary collections at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Garden were Butler's papers are archived. Listeners we want to hear from you. Do you have a word or phrase that you're trying to quit using or new word or phrase you're trying to use more. Call us now at 6464357280 or tweet to us at.

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Died 15 years ago today at the age of 58, reportedly from a fall in her home in Seattle. Butler was a decorated rider who specialized in science fiction. She want to Hugo Awards to Nebula awards and was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 1995. But to her readers, she may be best known and most beloved, bring her characters characters like her African American women to the center of her stories and revolutionizing her genre in the process. She once told The New York Times quote I wrote myself in since I'm me, and I'm here and I'm writing. I can write my own stories, and I can write myself in On what would have been Butler 73rd birthday back on June 8th. I spoke with Natalie Russell, She's assistant curator of literary collections at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Garden. She curated by 2017 exhibit called Octavia E. Butler telling my stories. And continues to work in the archive of Butlers papers, which is housed at the library. I started by asking Natalie what sets Octavia Octavia Butler's writing apart. Wow. Well. I think to the most amazing things about Butler's writing or her characters and the authenticity that she brings to her world and she does that through extensive research, So she's both researching the people. The characters and the depth that she brings to these characters and the world that she creates within them, even though she's often creating fantastic science fiction, futuristic or even historical world. She's done the research into those worlds to make them as real as possible to give them a reality that you can believe in even when she's presenting you with fantastic ideas. Said. You work in the archive of her papers. What's something in the archive that you've seen that really gets to who she was a writer and what she wanted to accomplish. Butler Woz extremely reflective. I think she kept notebooks that she would use. Per variety of purposes. Sometimes she was it was a writing books. Sometimes she used it as a criminal. These are just simple, spiral bound notebook, sometimes their pocket sized. Sometimes there. Or the standard writing size. She would also right grocery lists in them or directions on how to take the bus to go to her next speaking event really just anything she needed them for. But in these, you get a extremely deep pictures of both her as a person her reflections on herself her writing her concerns current events. As well as how she begins to weave that into her writing she wants talked about. If you're a writer, you don't need a shrink, she said. Because you can put all of all of your garbage into your writing. That was the way that she processed things. I want to play a clip from a 2000 interview with Octavia Butler, where she was asked if she was an optimist or pessimist. Here's what she had to say. I'm hopeful. I'm hopeful I am Don't.

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The Brave New Worlds of Octavia Butler

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

05:55 min | 1 year ago

The Brave New Worlds of Octavia Butler

"Hello and welcome to misinformation a trivia podcast for ladies and gents who love cool trivia and sticking it to anoint teams. Have pop quiz where your hosts. I'm lauren and i'm julia hate y'all lowered. Are you full of cheese. Still i am still full of cheese. I want to tell you that the were recording on the day that the cheese up came out and my husband came home and ate an entire block of gouda because apparently he was like that. She's episode really maybe hungry for cheese so we ate a lot of our cheese in our fridge. So did its job. Did what it was supposed to do that yet. We hope you guys enjoyed that. It was something a little different than normal but Somebody else mentioned that like they're not a big fan of cheese but they would love to do another dash along episode with its point. So we'll brainstorm. We'll come back to that. Yeah maybe we'll be eating. Maybe it'll be something else. You know who. That's interesting. Mike along with juliet tandem bike. Listen to me. We get a tandem bike and a couple of layers. Listen or and we bike around rochester and talk about the of bicycling and also talk about the history of rochester. How great with did you just come up with this disraeli. I literally just came up with this first of all key. Imagine what people would they. They saw on a tandem bicycle goalie. I attached to us. Like a yeti microphone at like yup. Yup and josh is right a lot riding alongside of us and then our in car bike so i didn't mean this bird. I'm like no it's fine. He's gonna drive next very slow with the with the cords running into the car. I love this so much. Okay that's our next thing called ride along with julian lawrence as they get hit by multiple cars because the worst almost ill-advised thing but you asked for it. Everybody so get ready. It's on your hands. Our blood is on your hands. Basically is what we're saying. Get ready for that man. Speaking of blood oh man. I am very worried now so for this. I decided that i was going to cover An author that. I'm not super familiar with a genre of literature but i'm also not super familiar with. I've really learned a lot. And i hope you all will too. I hope i will. Are you ready. Lauren i'm has ever i'll ever be this week. We're entering the brave. New world of octavia butler. Oh you know what i have. Been meeting to read some octavia butler. But i have now. I have not read in a very long time. And i feel like i don't know if i'm ready. You know. I do bet that you would like it. Okay probably a little more. So than i would i. I'm willing to give it all a try great love i think maybe a lot of people have heard her name but they're not totally familiar with her work. Or unless you are like a sci fi reader maybe maybe her name is like completely foreign to you. So here's what you should know. So i was a groundbreaking american writer. She was one of the few women of color publishing an agenda dominated by white men Butler won the coveted hugo award which is considered the premier award in science fiction as well as the nebula prize which are which is given to the best works of science fiction or fantasy in the. us She won those twice each and that was loud. She all the time she was also the first science fiction writer ever to receive the macarthur fellowship. Wow wow that's interesting. I didn't know that octavia butler was born in pasadena. California in june nineteen forty seven. The only child of her mother's name was also octavia octavia margaret guy who was a housemaid and loris james butler. Who was a shoe. Shine man So octavius father died when she was seven and to support the family. Her mother worked as a maid She was extremely shy. As a child in octavia found an outlet at the library reading fantasy books and also in writing She did have a mild form of dyslexia but she didn't let this challenge deter her from developing a love of books She started creating her own stories early on and she decided to make writing her. Life's work around. The age of ten octavia wrote reams of pages in her big pink notebook and at first she was enamored with fairy tales and also horror stories but she quartz came interested in science fiction magazines. Such as amazing stories and galaxy. Science fiction so octavia did do a lot of interviews later in life. And so i've gotten some really great information right from her own words that i'm going to ask throughout this so to an mit class on the media in transition in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight butler told this anecdote. It's impossible to begin to talk about myself. And the media without going back to how i wound up writing science fiction and that is by watching a terrible movie. Movie was called devil girl from mars. And i saw it when i was about twelve years old and it changed my life. It was one of those old nineteen fifties movies in which the beautiful martian woman arrives on earth to announce that all the martian men of died off in there are a bunch of men. Hungry women up there and the earth. Men don't want to go. As i was watching this film i had a series of revelations the i was cheese. I can write a better story than that. And then i thought gee anybody can read about our story than that. And my thought was the clincher. Somebody got paid for writing. Not awful story. Yeah so often. Writing and a year later i was busy. Submitting terrible fiction to innocent magazines.

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on Artist Soapbox * Local Artists on Creative Process

Artist Soapbox * Local Artists on Creative Process

06:58 min | 1 year ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on Artist Soapbox * Local Artists on Creative Process

"Fractal. Once the Final Phase of Earth's destruction Begins. The plan is to teleport as much human existence as possible to fracture. While teleportation has been tested and refined to be one hundred percent safe. The devices are still giant occupying the space of a small town there for em, and teleportation stations have been set up across the globe often simply called the station. There are those who believe the world imploding is a liberal hoax they are the remnants of a ruling class. And because they do not trust scientists astrology and the indigenous leaders who predicted and confirmed the inevitable implosion. Those people will perish with the planet communities who respond back to Earth desire to rest have diligently prepared. They've packed GO bags. They've created a plan and they've practiced executing the plan so as many people as possible survive, The indicator that the final moment of Destruction is commencing is that the pets disappear seeing as they are far more Superior and sophisticated beings page developed the capability to Auto teleport soon. After the fate of destruction of the Earth was projected. Let's zoom in to see how the earthlings do when the faded moment arrived a queer couple Bo a Philippine X eccentric high-energy genderqueer and viney a calm very wise and organized life is surprisingly not over go black Femme are enjoying their weekend at home when their dog begins to calmly teleport. In this time earthseed is the most practiced belief system and the Book of the living introduced in Octavia E. Butler Parable series is accepted as the most revered guiding text to honor the practices primary tenets of God is change the people have adapted to Saint change and phrases and expressions where the word of God was used before T stands for testosterone a transition supporting hormone taken by trans people if they choose Earth's collapse is dead eminent. Will they make it? Let's have a look. A buzzing electric static the beginning of a telephone station. Oh shit. Oh shit. It's happening. Fuckboh. Sandy's blinking. She's fading. She's starting to go. Are you sure? It's not just another drink know. Oh my change during drill. She didn't actually disappear get your bag. We have to go now. Sandy the dog continues to casually disappears Okay. Okay. Okay deep breath this I'll get the bags you get the wrist and gurkees. Change dammit bow. Where's the list? What do you mean? Where's the list price is always on the fridge. Why wouldn't it be on the fridge Bo stops and thinks for a moment Bo. There was a spider. Why do you insist on saving all the spiders because of that Nikki Giovanni. Boom off that list is who we are supposed to pick up on the way to the station. How are we supposed to know who to pick up if we don't have the list? Oh, come on. I know who they are home finally takes another deep inhale and exhale indicating her irritation and effort to stay calm. It's the last three house on Edgar Street Connie and her mother and 2:25. Tashian is your dog Yuki, no wait. Tashi into 27 and mr. Benet and ninety-nine and his nurse if it's a weekday, what day is it Sunday? Okay, so then his daughter is there with him? Oh, what's her name Bay Bay Bebe. Okay. Are you ready? Sandy has officially disappeared no time. Let's go. You have your tea, right? Yes becomes tearful at Vine. He's remembering they moved quickly towards each other and embrace. Pray to change we have everything else. We need check the bags in the car. I'll drive. It's know what please tell me you have your tea. Yes. I just haven't had packed in a while. Okay, my body changed so fast. None of these clothes are going to fit me now change I'm gonna look like such a fool Leo on fractal. Oh, honey. You're just going to have to be my genderqueer honky honk and booty shorts on fractal. At least. We don't have to wear masks anymore. Yeah, they never matched my outfit anyway her. Okay, I guess I'll planets do need gender queers and booty shorts. God damn it. I know I should have packed those stretchy shorts. I love you. Regardless, you're right more important things to think about. I love you so much. This box has been rough. I'm really glad we're making it out together. Thank you, my love. Go and whiny arrive at Edgar Street, everyone there supposed to pick up is waiting on the corner with their GO bags. All right, everybody in body drives quickly to their designated station a Community member in a neon vest directs them underneath the giant teleportation device where hundreds of others.

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:03 min | 2 years ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is all of it analyses Stewart today would've been writer Octavia E. Butler's seventy third birthday Butler was a decorated rider who specialize in science fiction she went to Hugo awards and was awarded a macarthur fellowship in nineteen ninety five to her readers she may be best known and most beloved for bringing characters like her African American women to the center for stories and revolutionizing her genre in the process she once told The New York Times quote I wrote myself in center I'm me and I'm here and I'm writing I can write my own stories and can I can write myself in joining me now for a look at the life work and legacy of Octavia Butler is Natalie Russell she's assistant curator of literary collections at the Huntington library art museum and botanical garden she curated a twenty seventeen exhibit called Octavia E. Butler telling my stories and she continues to work in the archive of Butler's papers which are housed at the library Natalie welcomed all of it thank you what sets Octavia Butler's writing apart wow well I think you're the most amazing things about Butler's writing are her characters and the authenticity that she brings to her world and that she does that through extensive research so she's both researching the people the characters in the depths that she brings to these characters and the world that she created within them even though she's often creating fantastic science fiction futuristic or even historical world she's done the research into those worlds to make them as real as possible to give them a reality that you can believe in even when she's presenting you with fantastic ideas I said you work in the archives of her papers what something in the archive that you've seen it really gets to who she was a writer and and what she wanted to accomplish Butler was extremely reflective I think she kept notebooks that she would use for a variety of purposes sometimes you lose it was a writing books sometimes used it as a criminal of user just simple spiral bound notebook sometimes there are pocket sized sometimes they're more of a standard writing science she would also write grocery lists in them or directions on how to take the bus to go to her next speaking of that really just anything she needed them for but it means you get a an extremely deep picture of both her as a person who reflections on her self her writing her concerns current events as well as how she begins to weave that into her writing she once talked about if you're a writer you don't need a shrinks the said because you can put all of all of your garbage into your writing that was the way that she processed thanks how would you describe her personality I never had a chance to meet Butler but I sometimes tell people that I met her in her papers getting to reviews very personal diary like entries give you a sense of that you know a person that she may or may not have even shared with her friends which is an amazing kind of trust to be able to see that and I think she was a perspiration not inspiration person no she never believed that she was something special or a genius at least the way she presented her archive and she said it was all about the work that she just needed to sit down and write more and that writing was re writing it was editing it was putting in the time not just waiting for the news to inspire you I I think she was wrong I think she was a genius but you certainly put in the work she believes that it was trial and error and effort and church now city that we're going to get her where she wanted to go and that is inspirational I wanna play a clip from a two thousand interview with Octavia Butler where she was asked if he was an optimist or a pessimist here's what she had I'm hopeful.

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:15 min | 2 years ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Art sim sim presidents Octavia E. Butler's parable of the sower thirty original music anthems and requiems from two hundred years of black music to adapt to Butler's masterpiece for the stage March twenty six to twenty ninth at Emerson Cutler majestic theatre tickets at arts Emerson dot org get the jeep celebration event going on now at four ninety five Chrysler jeep Dodge ram a little right now qualifying returning grand Cherokee leases can lease a new twenty twenty grand Cherokee four by four for only one ninety nine per month for twenty four months with only nineteen ninety nine cash or trade take a look at the extensive inventory and schedule a test drive in the Chrysler jeep Dodge or ram that best fits your lifestyle four ninety five Chrysler jeep Dodge ram on Water Street enroll online at four ninety five jeep dot com eagle bank in every Lexington and the northwest competitive mortgage rates in business loans with the personal touch serving the community for over a hundred and twenty years call one eight hundred bank eagle eagle bank member FDIC member DIF equal housing lender I used to think that all diet and weight loss plans for the same well not anymore Newman is a totally different approach to weight loss it uses psychology and small goals to change your habits so you lose the weight and keep it off for good Newman is personalized just for you and the app is super easy to use making it easier to stay on track and reach your goals is it noon dot com M. O. O. M. dot com and start your fourteen day trial today change your habits change your mind and change for good with new at the ninety nine restaurants we know it's hard to decide where to eat so why the nines it's a no brainer we're always cooking up something new and different like the ranch crusted chicken it's one of our nine real size entrees for just nine ninety nine buttermilk ranch potato chip crusted chicken breast topped with a cheesy bacon ranch sauce yeah to take the tips you won't find this anywhere else so why the lines because we always have something new to try all day every day stocks it's been reported that over sixty percent of small businesses closed after just one cyber attack but the good news is we have a solution Comcast business security adds a security solution that helps protect devices on your network with protection from things like phishing malware and risky site and it all starts on the nation's largest gig speed network call to learn more about Comcast business solutions or get started with two hundred megabit internet and voice for just ninety nine ninety nine a month for two years fast speed for your business protection for connected devices what's better than that call one eight hundred five oh one six thousand today Comcast business beyond fast for his security Comcast business security is available for additional monthly charge reference for twelve twenty restrictions apply not available in all areas new business customers only limited Comcast business into two hundred servers in one voice one two year term agreement required early termination fee applies equipment taxes and fees extra subject to change monthly service charge increases by ten dollars for the paperless billing and auto pay Boston is an hour drive from Boston it's true reporter every ten minutes traffic on the threes on WBZ Boston news watch now.

"octavia e butler" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Three is good up to the state line and the operator of one twenty eight you guessed it trouble free as well miking WBZ's traffic on the threes great news thanks Mike now it's time for the four day WBZ accu weather forecast clouds will be on the increase as we head into tonight that will be a mild night with a shower to around only drop down to forty six for an overnight low high temperatures near sixty tomorrow with clouds and some sunshine as it turns even milder the clouds for tomorrow night with occasional rain and drizzle in the low forty five breezy on Wednesday with intervals of clouds and sunshine a high of fifty four well the mostly sunny sky on Thursday will be breezy with a high of fifty two and it will turn brisk and colder later in the week and the potential is there for coastal storm that could bring some wintry precipitation closer to the start of the weekend I'm asked about the bitter row just Brian Thompson WBC Boston's news radio some of those showers are moving in through the Berkshires sing some rain through Adams in Pittsfield getting into Northampton and Amherst on the Connecticut River valley a fifty two right now in Pittsfield us what's nice and warm relatively out there forty eight right now in Lowell forty seven in Wareham forty nine in Boston Simpson presents Octavia E. Butler's parable of the sower thirty original music anthems and requiems from two hundred years of black music to adapt to Butler's masterpiece for the stage March twenty sixth through twenty ninth at Emerson Cutler majestic theatre tickets at arts Emerson dot org good evening seven twenty five time for doing the business and wiggling out of a potentially dangerous situation may be just a bracelet away W. B. C.'s Jeff brown has more on the journey of a Boston start up flair is the smart bracelet for women that gives them an easy way out of an iffy situation one and get a phone call here excuse me or you can press and hold and send a message with your GPS two five four and that is Quinn fitzgerald she is a co founder of flair and a sexual assault survivor a quarter of all college age girls say they've been in a similar situation either regular occurrences that happen in.

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"octavia e butler" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

07:01 min | 3 years ago

"octavia e butler" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Not too long ago. Science fiction was genre completely dominated by white male authors. And what's more the characters reflected that demographic, however today readers, enjoy a far more diverse universe due in large part to the first widely successful female African American science fiction writer Huck trivia, e Butler, the stork lot of production was white male dominated. And if you think of Butler's life in particular, she was somebody who struggled to make ends meet. She was working all sorts of factory and service jobs getting into AM to right trying to find a big break that only came for her fairly late in her life. When she when MacArthur grant from most of her life. She was the only black woman who was making a living writing science fiction, and is widely credited for the explosion of particularly black women science fiction writers. So we have now, but as well, let's just say perso- find the genre in general and has been an amazing inspiration to. Many of the best writers working tonight. That's Gerry Canavan assistant professor of twentieth and twenty first century literature at Marquette university, and author of Octavia e Butler and installment of the modern masters of science fiction series. According to Canavan few sci-fi authors before Butler and another science fiction writer of colors, Samuel Delaney, ever imagined a world where blacks, Hispanics, or Asians might also live even butlers editors at one time raised objections to her writing about characters of color, unless they were purple both Butler insane Bill Delaney had lots of versions of this question that the encounters for different types of editors who felt that they shouldn't include people of color in their science fiction because of the entire story would become about race rather than about the ideas are about the future or about the technology or anything else that once you inject race into the story to history of white and black in the real world. People can't think about anything else in her position in the peace. We exerpt in my book. Is that? Well, let's think about those things why should we stop thinking about those things are very important. And they matter Butler address this issue in a seminal article titled lost races of science fiction. She's writing about this difficulty. She hadn't kind of interjecting herself into science fiction as a genre as gender that didn't necessarily want to talk about brace very much. And if it did at once to allegories it as being about purple aliens from some other planet, and so she didn't like this kind of sense of the ratio at all. She said, you know, we need to talk about real issues in science fiction including race. You can't just a race. This question, then so so much of her work was in part about writing per self and people like her into a future that didn't necessarily have a ton of place for them, for example, in her most famous book, titled kindred, she writes about time travel. She's writing in part about how different it is for a black woman to go back in time and a white man a white man, I can go back in time. And kind of see the past is a empty space to conquer or her way to use his knowledge of the future to gain. Vantage, but a black woman who goes back in time sees herself at risk of being enslaved. So that story kind of turns time travel fantasy on its head in this kind of incredibly clever way, and so much of her stories do not she has vampire novel, she has an alien invasion novel. She has kind of novel about mutants who take over the world in the future. And in all of these stories, you see how her status as a black woman transforms what are otherwise the kind of obvious assumptions of science fiction the way Canavan says thanks to Butler. The John RA has made progress toward diversification. We're kind of getting away. Finally from this assumption that everything has to be anchored from the perspective of white men, and you also see a science fiction genre. That is now able to you know, in some fundamental way market itself to populations that aren't white and male. And so some of the projects that she worked on her life like she had attempted to put together in theology of black science fiction writers, and it never came together for variety of reasons. Now, we see this kind of proliferation of writers of not just black writers not just register caliber riders from all kind of. Mutations and identity categories now being able to publish their science fiction. The African American female writer and k Jemison has won two Hugo awards back to back. The first time any author has done that in twenty five years Butler herself one all the major awards in science fiction, including the Hugo and wwl awards. You're seeing all sorts of new writers emerging on the stage like an ec- shows alternate history ever fair four who is working in all sorts of meteorite. Now, she has a marvel comic and she's working with George Martin for his game of thrones follow up. So you're seeing this kind of explosion of interest in diverse perspectives. That's getting better and better. It's not quite to wear parody would be, but there's been a massive improvement. I think father was still alive. She'd be really amazed. We're also seeing finally some Butler's work being auctioned for television, including her series dawn in her work Butler grapples with the concept of otherness and explores how people with different ideas and different orientational. Can come together across light section history and her stories too. When you meet the aliens, you don't know if you're going to murder them or make love to them. Right. I mean, that's like the classic Star Trek paradigm that she was a big Star Trek fan in loves those kinds of stories. And so there's this desire to encounter something that's truly different from you. And also, this kind of terrified fear of what it would mean to meet something different or to become something different. And so so many of her stories are dealing with that the popularity of blockbuster franchises like Star Wars Star Trek and guardians of the galaxy proves that the world love science fiction fans love to speculate about what you mean societies in the future or in alternate worlds might be like, but it's the characters we love that make the stories relatable one of the things that is so important about science fiction. Is this confrontation with president? Right. The sense that, you know, since the industrial revolution, and the various technological revolutions that have come since we're constantly trying to catch up to the present. Right. It seems the world is changing so often in science fiction. It gives us a vocabulary to think about that. So the ideas are certainly important, but without the characters in kind of one to one identification that people get you really don't have a genre that functions right? Any characters are so important. That's why the diversification in representation stories is so important that finally all sorts of different people can kind of see themselves in the future in a way, they have been able to before. And that's what was so important to Butler in the other futures riders to depict the future that wasn't just all white and all male, even though Butler died in two thousand six at the age of fifty eight her work constantly attract new readers. She seems to speak so directly to our president. And I think people really constantly discovering her every day on Twitter. I see new people finding her and having their minds plant kindred. The one I mentioned about time travel is a very popular one. My personal favorite is dawn, the one that's going to be made into a TV show, which isn't alien invasion story, and it's just one of the best versions of that story elaborate Jared kind of Angie pomace book is available. Now, you can learn more about activity. Via e Butler Canavan and all of our guests by.

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"Octavia e Butler takes on a journey of discovery when attaches says it will get anyone out of an emotional slump. So that's check out. That's could afterwards Octavia e Butler. Thanks much for getting in touch about. What you've been into lately do continue. To last night. What you're into what you enjoy and you can send us voice notes or Email us via sunspot podcast com. We'll get in touch via social at stance put cost it's been a brilliant year. So far in the US from his limb. Women in leadership from Ilhan Amar to Rashid to leap in sworn in his congressman stance. When to celebrate. This is understand the continued challenges facing Muslim women in the west. Join us as we touch on the Arabic DASS, bro, sufism, literature and more perverse. Stop to explore the US victories. And dig a little deeper. I was joined in the studio by Hannah Bubba, NPR, KLW, news journalist, and host of the podcast. Thanks so much. Joining us Hannah, I out can you tell us about these women and their rights to congress. So it'll Hanoi Meyer is a Somali American who has story that I think many immigrants from many parts of the world, but specifically African immigrants so Molly imigrants can relate to came to this country in nineteen ninety five became citizen when she was nineteen. Nineteen and they lived in Minneapolis, which is a big hub for the Somali community and another part of her very relatable story to a lot of us with immigrant families is her father. You know started off as a taxi driver, and then a post office worker and kind of worked his way up while focusing on education for his children, which again, a lot of us can kinda say, oh, yeah. That's you know, my dad, and she got her education. Immediately started thinking about office. It's it's one of those stories that is kind of like the American dream story that we hear about and what that we talk about where this immigrant family comes and works hard, and and rises in this case to public office. So Rashid at lab again similar story Palestinian American immigrants in Detroit, Michigan a city with the highest number of Arabs, an Arab Americans in this country. And she. She graduated locally did all her schooling locally and became a lawyer. And then started, you know, her political career in the Michigan house of representatives. Ilana Emma was a small refugee and Rashida Labor's being spotlighted in a grassroots organizing. How far do you actually think these women can go I think they can go far they've just begun here in the United States. We just came out of federal government shutdown. So they are coming in at a time where there is a lot to talk about an a lot to solve. And I think the way the Democrats in this country are kind of are in a wave right now. Right. They're they're kind of picking up pieces from the previous elections. And these new faces are being embraced now in the congress as kind of the new young energy that's going to come in and create change g think that these women are just being noticed by. Sutton media. I don't I think because of who they are and what they represent here in the US at least they were all over in in all kinds of media whether for good or for bad, right because you have also your your your conservative commentators. And you're very kind of right wing Republican media covering the news of what they've accomplished, but you know, with with their slant, and then you have kind of more mainstream media covering this as well in terms of them, being I what about the impact of seeing these women healthy seats have you seen it filter down to the generation as yet absolutely us. I came to this country as a young child, and when I was growing up, you know, there there there was nobody who looked like me not not just in public office. That's that was a long shot, even you know in local politics and my daughters. I have two daughters. Fifteen and twelve and you know, they're kind of the Obama generation they are the post nine eleven generation they've lived with a lot. And they are also the generation that's on social media. That's online for them. I think when my daughters saw Ilhan, Omar, you know, it's it's it's not just refreshing. It's personal in terms of being seen being heard..

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